Meeting the challenge of challenging environments
Resin systems are designed to protect and insulate printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic components from the threats of harsh and challenging environments, including; moisture, vibration, thermal or physical shock and general contamination. By encapsulating the entire device, resins can form a complete barrier against such environments offering superior performance under extreme conditions.More info > Download product selector chart > Download product brochure >
Potting and encapsulation resins also offer excellent mechanical protection. Mechanical protection can be identified in a number of ways; superior performance is evident in applications involving prolonged exposure or immersion in harsh chemicals, or those exposed to vibrational, thermal or physical shock, for example. The higher level of protection is achieved through the mass of the resin surrounding the unit. This is different for every application however potting and encapsulating resins always provide a far more substantial covering than thatoffered by conformal coatings.
Due to the bulk of material surrounding the PCB, potting and encapsulation resins are commonly two-part systems which when mixed together form a solid, fully cured material, with no by-products. In cases where the conditions are not considered extreme, Electrolube offer a range of conformal coatings which provide a combination of protection in humid and corrosive environments with ease of application. They can be used for complete coverage or selective application onto the PCB, thus minimising the weight added as a result of applying a protective material.
Example of Mixing instructions for Encapsulation Resins
Product code: UR5644RP250G - UR5644K5K
UR5644 is a flame retardant polyurethane resin / potting compound which has a hazy, light defusing effect ideal for potting LEDs. It is flame retardant and will pass UL94 V-0 (approval pending) making it an excellent choice for LEDs used in Hazardous or ATEX areas giving a softer light than the optically clear UR5641 while still offering excellent levels of protection. UR5644 is based on the same halogen free aliphatic chemistry as UR5641, offering resistance to the yellowing effects of UV light as well as good chemical resistance while allowing the transfer of the majority of RF radio frequencies with the minimal of scattering.
UR5644 has good adhesion to a wide range of substrates meaning it can be used to encapsulate any number of components that require a high level of flame retardantcy while it also offers good chemical resistance and low water absorption.
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